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Your Personal Injury Case

What is the most important thing for me to do after my injury?

The most important thing you can do is get the medical treatment you need to recover from any injuries you may have suffered.

Once you’ve gotten medical treatment, you should contact a personal injury attorney like one from Lachman & Read More...

Should I keep track of all of my medical expenses?

Absolutely. Medical expenses are important to documenting all the costs you’ve had to pay out for your injuries. These medical expenses play a key role in determining the amount of compensation you may be entitled to if you do have a personal in Read More...

Are there time limits after I’m injured to file a lawsuit?

There are different time limits for different types of personal injury cases. These time limits set the legal requirement for how long you have to file your personal injury case.

If you don’t file a lawsuit within the set time period, you Read More...

Will my personal injury case go to court?

How You Get the Compensation You Need

You’ve been injured, and you’re looking to make it right. When someone’s negligence has disrupted your life — and maybe your livelihood — payments from a personal injury case can help you get Read More...

If I have to pay a lawyer part of my settlement, does that mean I will get less for myself?

No. The job of your lawyer is to get you maximum compensation for your personal injury. It’s commonly known that insurance companies rarely pay anywhere near the full value to injured persons who aren’t represented by a lawyer.

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If I win my personal injury case, how will I be compensated?

This will depend on a variety of factors. Things like lost wages, pain and suffering and medical bills come into play. All cases are different so there’s no “one size fits all.” If you need help with your personal injury case, let our attorn Read More...

Dealing with Insurance Companies

Should I sign a release or anything from an insurance company?

Not until consulting with a lawyer first! Most of the time, an insurance company won’t pay you without obtaining your signature on a release. But a signed release allows the insurance company to be free from the obligation to pay anything more o Read More...

The insurance company is offering to settle. Should I accept the money?

Always view offers from an insurance company with suspicion. Remember, the insurance companies are in the business of making money. Plus, if it’s not your insurance company, they don’t have your best interests in mind. That means they’ll use Read More...

The insurance company is asking for a recorded statement. Should I give one?

No! Despite what an insurance adjuster may tell you, you aren’t required to give a statement. Even if the insurance company sends you letters threatening to “close their file” without your statement, you shouldn’t give a statement.

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